Saturday, April 24, 2010
I don't think that I could ever truly express how disappointed I was in book 5. Way to drop the ball Rick! The series sets up nicely for the 5th book to make a spectacular and clean ending, and what does Rick do, it ruins it. Every time trouble occurs conveniently Jackson gets a get-out-of-jail-free card. No worries no one important dies, although wounded and then conveniently healed. The writing was average, and the ending was pointless. I suggest reading a review after you finish 4 and skip 5 all together. It was terrible and a huge disappointment. Grrr.
Book 4 was better than 3. The pace was slower, and when stressful situations occurred they were short lived, but enough to keep the interest going. However it did set up nicely for the last book. Nothing spectacular happens. It's a normal Percy Jackson story, but pretty well written, so no real complaints on my end.
Book 3 Percy meets some new friends, and a new goddess. Of course there is always trouble with the young demigod, but he finds his way out of it with team work. Pace was good, but nothing amazing. It was a good book, but could be easily forgotten.